DA Witch Hunts, Righteous Indignation. Fuck You.STFU
Some people on here spend more time 'hunting', tracking and analysing supposed art-thiefs than producing actual art or contributing.
I have seen a 13 year old girl bombarded with multiple insults / threats. In a group admin discussion, the deviants were saying the young girl should be 'gassed' - and that 'Hitler would have been too kind for her'. She was tormented into quitting the site by a large group of women. If you think that's kool, then fuck you.
I have seen feuds tear across social platforms and various sites because of 'copying' or alleged copying, causing insurmountable aggrevation and pulling others into the crossfire.
I have seen Facebook art sites attacked my the 'righteous indignation' brigade, attacking genuine art appreciators like evangelical lunatics.
I get messages daily about this stuff. Many of the messages do not even come from the artists themselves, but 'concerned parties'. Please, I DO NOT CARE. With the exception of the famous Chad Love Lieberman case, mo
Just yesterday I was thinking pretty much the exact same thing. The witch hunts on art thiefs on DA is is out of control. Whole groups and accounts dedicated to nothing but trolling the shit out of art thieves "But Abbey they deserve it!" No. There is no justifying it.
To further my laziness I am just going to post the comment I posted on the journal:
"DA is INSANE with its witch hunts. Whole groups and accounts dedicated to pointing out theft and then sicking the "attack dogs" on them. All of them, as you (Conz) said, thinking they are on some righteous path protecting the meek artist. I know personally that I don't fucking need an angry mob to protect me or my art. If people see something of mine stolen then they can contact ME, not the person who stole. /I/ should be the one to decide what action is to take place whether it's to ignore it, contact the person, or report the page IT'S MY GOD DAMN CHOICE. And the worst part is is that the people know they are being shitty bullies, and think they are justified in their bullying.
I think more people need to speak up about this so that people know that it is NOT ok, because it's only getting worse."
I would like to completely clarify that obviously theft is wrong, reporting it is fine, but that is where you need to stop. Report and move on. Attacking someone on behalf of another artist is trivial and pointless. And if that artist is me, I am going to be fucking pissed.
If you aren't one of those DA attack dogs then ignore all this and look at these pictures of red pandas: